Jack Jouett House's gardening lecture series focuses on 'poor man's saffron'
Heirloom plant producer Cathy Anderson of Canewood Farm was the speaker at the second installment of the Early American Kitchen Garden Series at the Jack Jouett House Historic Site on June 21. She presented a program titled Poor Man's Saffron and distributed pot marigold and nasturtium seedlings with cultivation instructions to attendees.
In honor of National Pollinator Week, she also gave away rose campion seedlings, one of Thomas Jefferson's favorite plants. Anderson will present the final program in the series, From Green Glaze Collards to Whippoorwill Cowpeas: The African-American Contribution to the Early Kitchen Garden, on Aug. 2.
The Early American Kitchen Garden Series is sponsored by the Jack Jouett House Historic Site in partnership with the Woodford Herbalists Club.
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Free tennis clinic for kids July 10
Children ages 5 to 18 can participate in a free tennis clinic at 6:30 p.m. July 10 at Woodford County Park's tennis courts, 275 Beasley Drive, Versailles. Participants of all abilities can spend the evening learning how to play tennis or how to improve their game in a friendly, fun-filled atmosphere.
Children 10 and younger will play using a youth format that downsizes the court and equipment while using lower-bouncing tennis balls that allow kids to rally from the get-go. Older children will play on regulation-sized courts. Instruction, rackets (if needed) and equipment will be provided, To register, contact Rainey Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stromberg appointed to academy
Alexander Bryce Stromberg, son of Robert and Nicole Stromberg, Versailles, has received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Stromberg is a 2014 graduate of Woodford County High School. He is also a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
His Air Force Academy appointment is equivalent to being offered a full four-year scholarship to a top tier university. The value of this appointment, based on the cost per graduate, is estimated to be $403,000.
Upon graduation, Stromberg will receive a bachelor of science degree and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.